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Inspiring excellence through teamwork, discipline, & creativity in central Ohio, through the performing arts.
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  • The Saints gave me the chance to meet new people & make amazing friends, gain valuable skills needed to excel in marching band, and the training to be successful in numerous WGI guards. I love my Saints family!

    Makayla Readnour
    Makayla Readnour
    Winterguard & Drum Corps 16'
  • Without the Saints I would never have been able to gain the skill & experience to help me march WGI and more. It’s a family that challenges you while having fun, with a cost that allows anyone to participate.

    Zack Todd
    Zack Todd
    Bass 15-17 | Tech 17'
  • …since my grandson has joined the Saints, it’s helped him focus, do better in school, and has exposed him to opportunities for travel, performance and education he never had before.

    Trudi Crawley
    Trudi Crawley
    Parent & Volunteer 14-17
  • …if you miss something the first time, you just keep pushing towards making it great.

    Adam Martini
    Adam Martini
    14-15 Baritone
  • After completing my undergrad, I realized I missed marching band; the camaraderie and joy of performing. I’ve found both with the Saints, and I’m excited to be part of the family.

    Kevin Lin
    Kevin Lin
    Lead Baritone & Horn Sergeant 15-17
  • “I founded the Saints because I wanted the youth in the community to be able to experience the joy of performing as I did when I marched drum corps.”

    Marshall Cheatham
    Marshall Cheatham
    Founder & CEO

Recent News

Saints close out 2018 season at DCA Worlds!


The Columbus Saints closed out their 15th anniversary and 1st season competing in Drum Corps Associates with a score of 63.025, a 7 point jump from the previous score on August 18th. This is a milestone for the program

Saints close out 2018 season at DCA Worlds!

Saints make DCA premiere!


The Columbus Saints traveled 1200 miles on Sat, August 18th, 2018 to make their DCA premiere. For the last 5 years, the corps has participated in numerous drum corps events in exhibition or as affiliates before being approved for membership

Saints make DCA premiere!

DCA Feature – Columbus Saints


The Columbus Saints were recently featured by Drum Corps Associates. Welcoming the corps to 2018 Class A Competition, DCA sat down with Saints Executive Director, Le Ron J. Carlton.

Discussing topics such as evaluation, organizational

DCA Feature – Columbus Saints

Show Announcement & Updates


2018 Show Announcement

On the heels of the recent DCA Approval, the Saints are happy to announce their 2018 production: “American Struggle“. The 2018 production seeks to highlight the journey of our great nation towards living up

Show Announcement & Updates

10TV features Saints Founder Marshall Cheatham


Recently, 10tv featured Saints founder & CEO Mr. Marshall Cheatham in a story on community service and the vital need for organ donors. He has been seeking a kidney donation for 5 years; attending dialysis 3-4 times weekly during that

10TV features Saints Founder Marshall Cheatham

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